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There is never a bad time for apple pie, but a lighter option can definitely be a good thing when the weather heats up. Delicious Inspiration‘s Ginger Honeyed Apple and Apricot Phyllo Pie uses layers of buttery phyllo dough to create a light and flaky crust for apple pie. The phyllo is a great twist on a classic crust and, since you can buy it, ... Read More »

Judging the 2011 Ice Cream Cupcake Contest

Ice Cream Cupcake Contest: Honey Hazelnut

Ice cream cakes are a delicious dessert and can be even better when they come in a smaller, cuter cupcake size. This is party because you can actually be more creative with cupcakes than you can with full sized cakes, as my own Root Beer Float Cupcakes demonstrate because they work perfectly in a cupcake package. So, I was honored to be asked to judge ... Read More »

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Biko is a Filipino coconut sticky rice cake that is not unlike a cupcake made out of sweet, brown sugar-flavored rice pudding. Cupcake Project actually made some Biko Cupcakes wit Mango Sorbet by making a big batch of coconut sticky rice, dividing it into silicone cupcake liners and baking the “cakes” until they were rich and caramelized around the edges. These rice cakes are gluten ... Read More »

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What better way to start off summer with some Strawberry Blueberry Pudding Pops from Taste and Tell. These pops start out with a vanilla pudding base that is flavored with fresh strawberries and fresh blueberries, then layered into pop molds to form brightly colored frozen treats that are the perfect solution to a hot summer day. The basic recipe here calls for instant pudding, which ... Read More »

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Some people prefer chocolate cake, others prefer vanilla – and fans of vanilla cake know that “plain vanilla” is often anything but plain! Lick the Bowl Good recently baked up a Very Vanilla Bundt Cake for a family birthday. The buttery cake has a whole vanilla bean scraped into the batter along with a smidge of vanilla extract. That whole bean delivers a lot of ... Read More »

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While a basic sugar cookie is a treat, it doesn’t hurt to put a twist on that classic to turn it into something a little more special. In this case, the Browned Butter Brown Sugar Cookies with Lemon Buttercream from Heather’s Dish have a couple of twists that add a lot of flavor to them. The cookies are sweet and nutty, with a rich browned ... Read More »

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One spice that you’ve probably never thought about putting into a batch of cookies is mustard, and that is exactly what makes Cookie Madness‘s Mustard Spiced Chocolate Cookies so interesting. You often find cinnamon added to chocolate to give it a little depth, but these cookies use a dry mustard powder! The mustard doesn’t dominate the chocolate, but it does bring out the more bitter ... Read More »

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Fruit roll ups are a favorite lunchtime treat of many kids, but if you go back and eat one five, ten or twenty years down the line, they won’t taste quite as you remembered them to. A better alternative to store-bought fruit roll ups are homemade fruit roll ups, and the Hungry Foodie’s Pharmacy‘s recipe for Apricot Mango Strawberry Fruit Roll Ups is a good ... Read More »

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